Taking his teaching series "Quarterback" forward, Texas megachurch Pastor Ed Young spoke one on one with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill about the importance faith in his NFL career, and then taught his congregation what is the Christian equivalent of the huddle.
The Sunday sermon at Fellowship Church in Grapevine began with the screening of a video, in which Young interviews Tannehill, who's a committed Christian.
Tannehill told Young he wanted to be an NLF quarterback since he was a kid, and that he kept chasing that dream, working toward it each and every day. "God blessed me; here I am," he said. more >>
If you get a group of pastors and church staff together, you will inevitably hear some pretty unusual comments they received from church members. So I did an informal Twitter poll to get some of these comments in writing.
There were so many good submissions; narrowing the list to twenty was a difficult process. Ultimately, I was able to get the number down to my requisite count. Here they are. Some of the comments have been modified slightly to reflect a direct quote.
1. "I am not a Christian; I am a Baptist." I don't know why I found this one so funny. more >>
Pastor and gospel music singer Donnie McClurkin is showing love to "Empire" creator Lee Daniels despite being mocked on the hit FOX show in front of 16 million viewers.
McClurkin, 55, was mentioned on the season two premiere of the show when the homosexual television personality known as Miss Lawrence, from Bravo TV's "Fashion Queens" and "Real Housewives of Atlanta," announced that McClurkin would be a part of a fictitious LGBT awards show.
McClurkin has been vocal about being delivered from homosexuality, and the show's creator used this to push his series' gay storyline on prime time TV. more >>
The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States has for the first time appointed an openly gay person to serve as interim executive director for one of its agencies.
Presbyterian Church (USA) announced Wednesday that Luis Antonio De La Rosa will be appointed to the position of interim executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
An attorney who campaigned to have PCUSA become more accepting of homosexuality, De La Rosa said in an interview with Presbyterian News Service that he considered his appointment to be a "glass ceiling" moment. more >>
After a new round of verbal and physical attacks from Iranian intelligence officers Wednesday, American Pastor Saeed Abedini was threatened with additional charges and more time in prison as his faithful wife, Naghmeh, pleaded for his release.
A report from the American Center for Law and Justice said shortly after a family visit at the Rajaei Shahr prison in Iran Nagmeh heard news that her husband could face added time for possible new charges on top of the eight-year sentence he's already facing for his faith.
"Yesterday (Tuesday) in Iran, Iranian intelligence officers summoned Pastor Saeed for an intense round of interrogation. Saeed reported to his family that the interrogators were abusive both verbally and physically. During the course of interrogation, the officers repeatedly used a taser gun on Saeed. This new assault is concerning as Saeed is still being denied needed medical care for injuries sustained as a result of beatings in the past," said an ACLJ report shared with The Christian Post. more >>
Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has backed GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson over the recent controversy in which Carson suggested that a Muslim whose beliefs stand in opposition to the Constitution should not serve as president of the United States. Jeffress, who leads the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said Christian voters need to use a religious litmus when deciding on a candidate.
"To say that a candidate's faith doesn't make any difference is absolutely ridiculous," Jeffress told OneNewsNow in an article posted on Tuesday.
He added that Christians need to use a "religious litmus story [sic]" when picking a candidate. more >>